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Law And War
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Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books
Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.
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Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.
FBIS: Federal Broadcast Information Service (1974-1996)
News in translation (by the CIA) from radio, television, and newspapers around the world.
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.
PAIS International (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.
Political Science Journals (ProQuest) (1985 to present)
Full-text articles from leading political science and international relations journals.
Federal and state laws, law reviews, legal encyclopedias and dictionaries. Also newspapers and the European Union Library.
The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office.
ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.
I include the ICPSR social science data archive here because of several interesting datasets on war, political conflict, and international relations. In addition to provideing downloadable datasets, the database has a bibliography of related literature that includes papers that have analyzed the data! For an example, see the "Correlates of War" series.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.
UC Berkeley's Government research guide for foreign government information
United Nations Library
This is the main catalog search for books and official documents.
United States. Department of State.
- Department Organization
A current, general overview with hyperlinks.
- A History of the United States Department of State, 1789-1996
- History of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security of the United States Department of State
- The International Affairs Budget:FY 2002-present
Text of the budget requests and related documents, from the Dept. of State
- Plans, Performance, Budget
Contains links to the U.S. International Affairs Budget, Financial Report, Strategic Plan, the Dept. of State Strategic Plan, Performance Plan, and Performance and Accountability Report.
Executive Agecies and Departments
The Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency. The Secretary of State is the President's principal adviser on foreign policy and the person chiefly responsible for U.S. representation abroad. However, there are numerous other federal agencies which perform a vital role in the shaping of United States foreign policy.
- Department of State
- Agency for International Development
- Central Intelligence Agency
- Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
- Department of Defense
- Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
- Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs
- International Trade Commission
- National Security Agency
- National Security Council
- Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- United States Mission to the United Nations
- United States Trade Representative